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Lecture: Art of Britain

6th October 2015

2.00pm

Hartford Methodist Church Hall
Beach Road
Hartford
Northwich
Cheshire
CW8 3AD

£5.00

From a sleepy artistic backwater, dependent on foreign artists for its portraits and pageantry, to the cultural powerhouse we live in today, this lecture traces the erratic development of British Art.

 

The tides of history have almost washed clean the walls in many places, but we still do our best to track the traces of Medieval art, the Peculiar English Renaissance, and local variants of all the major international movements and isms.

 

With the Romantic Movement, however, we enter a helter-skelter of brilliance and invention, which takes Modernism in its stride and continues to astonish today.

 

Featured artists include; Holbein, Rubens and Van Dyck, Turner, Constable, Gainsborough, Blake and Wright of Derby, Pre-Raphaelites and Social realists, Bloomsbury Group, Camden Town Group and War Artists, Surrealists and Neo-Romantics, Pop, Op, YBAs and all the rest of this eternal band of eccentrics, geniuses and occasional frauds.

 

2.00pm - £5.00 including refreshments.


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